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Flag for Sierra Leone September 16, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Freetown, Sierra Leone

Max view in Freetown
Friday, September 16, 2016 at 6:55 PM

Global Type: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Freetown: Penumbral Lunar Eclipse


Begins: Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 4:54 PM

Maximum: Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 6:55 PM

Ends: Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 8:53 PM


Duration: 3 hours, 59 minutes

Location

September 16, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse — Freetown

Animation: How the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Will Look

During this penumbral lunar eclipse, the Earth's main shadow does not cover the Moon. As the Earth's shadow (umbra) misses the Moon during a penumbral lunar eclipse, there are no other locations on Earth where the Moon appears partially or totally eclipsed during this event. A penumbral lunar eclipse can be a bit hard to see, as the shadowed part is only a little bit fainter than the rest of the Moon.

More about the September 16, 2016 — Penumbral Lunar Eclipse

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Phases and local times of this eclipse

MoonriseMaxEnd
6:51 PM Sep 166:55 PM Sep 168:53 PM Sep 16
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Local times for eclipse in Freetown on Friday, September 16, 2016

EventTime in FreetownDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsSep 16 at 4:54 PM90°East28.3° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
MoonriseSep 16 at 6:51 PM93°East0.0° belowNot directly visibleBelow horizon
Maximum EclipseSep 16 at 6:54 PM93°East0.6°
Moon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East for the best view of the eclipse.
Penumbral Eclipse endsSep 16 at 8:53 PM98°East28.8°
The Earth's penumbra ends.
Times are local for Freetown (GMT – Greenwich Mean Time).

This eclipse is in progress during moonrise or moonset, so only parts of the eclipse are visible in Freetown.

The animation's bottom edge represents an ideal, flat horizon, which is at the same altitude as the observer.

Eclipses visible in Freetown

Eclipse Visibility from FreetownVisibility Worldwide
YearDateTypeDegreeLooks likeMax degreePath of the eclipse
2010Dec 21LunarPartial
Total
2011Jun 15LunarTotal
Total
2013Apr 25LunarPenumbral
Partial
2013Oct 18 / Oct 19LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2013Nov 3SolarPartial
Total
2014Apr 15LunarPartial
Total
2015Mar 20SolarPartial
Total
2015Sep 28LunarTotal
Total
2016Sep 1SolarPartial
Annular
2016Sep 16LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 10 / Feb 11LunarPenumbral
Penumbral
2017Feb 26SolarPartial
Annular
2017Aug 7LunarPartial
Partial
2018Jul 27LunarTotal
Total
2019Jan 21LunarTotal
Total
2019Jul 16 / Jul 17LunarPartial
Partial
Note: Click on the date link for details in Freetown, or the path map image for global details. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.

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